Reliable information stream for manufacturing
Especially high-performing and flexible are the BIS C low-frequency RFID systems with the reliable tool identification in coolant- and lubricant-enriched machining centers. An exact positioning is not always necessary. Many data carriers can also be dynamically read and described "in passing".
LF (70/455 kHz) is the first choice for the tool identification over short ranges. Other areas of use are tool transport with conveyor systems, FTS and pallet transport systems and the assembly technology and organization of supplies.
With our BIS V RFID processor unit, you can simultaneously use up to four read/write heads per processor units. Because it is frequency-independent, a mixed operation of all frequencies (BIS M, BIS L, BIS C, BIS U) can be made possible. Therefore, only one type of processor unit is necessary, this simplifies inventory management. For an industry-independent use, the processor unit is available with all globally standard bus systems.
Data couplers from Balluff ensure a maximum degree of flexibility. They securely transmit the data via two air interfaces. In so doing, they handle the contactless bridging of the two transitions instead of a fixed data transmission.
The data couplers are generally used where a double mechanical interface is indispensable, for example, with rotary tables, replaceable workpiece holder or gripper arms. In this way, you can simplify your system design and increase the system availability because of fast contacting, such as in tool changing.
Data carriers accompany the workpieces through the entire production process. In this context, they are exposed to extreme conditions such as high temperatures, metal enclosure or environmental influences.
Data carriers from Balluff withstand the high requirements: They are insensitive to interference in a metal enclosure, high-performing in a refrigerant- and lubricant-rich environment and suitable for use in de-ionized water in an autoclave and in a vacuum.
Our read/write devices are ideally suited for mobile reading and writing of BIS C data carriers. They are used with manual quality control or in the documentation of maintenance procedures.
The data is transmitted via WLAN, Bluetooth or cable-connected USB port. The handheld devices are expandable with 1D or 2D barcode readers. They deliver reliable results even with poor lighting and under harsh conditions.
Our application-specific read/write heads in industrial-grade design enable easy integration in the system. Their robust housings in protection type IP67 ensure a reliable use even in harsh industrial environments.
Depending on the need, various versions with cable or plug connection available. Up to four read/write heads can be connected to BIS V processor units. The read/write range depends on the combination of read/write head and data carrier that is used. This is additionally influenced by the operating mode (static versus dynamic), the assembly material and the open zone for metal.
Our read heads with integrated processor unit combine everything in one housing: Antenna, electronics and interface. For quick and easy data carrier programming, you can use the free PC software BIS Cockpit. It is also possible to program the data carrier via a processor unit with a serial connection and Balluff 007 protocol.